February 2, 2011

In an effort to create 30 new community pharmacy residency positions by funding programs across the nation, the charitable arm of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced the grant application, review and approval process for its Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project.

February 2, 2011

An amendment to remove certain reporting requirements from the 1099 business tax form is winning praise from the retail pharmacy chain lobby.

February 2, 2011

Oasis Brands said that its bath tissue brand is continuing its sales momentum.

February 1, 2011

Summer's Eve debuted "Freshen Up In Between," a new campaign that includes print and online ads that capture women's view of hygiene and the role it plays in their lives.

January 31, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated the nation’s influenza status.

January 31, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores will host in February its annual Regional Chain Conference, designed to bring together retail pharmacy chain executives with product manufacturers and suppliers.

January 28, 2011

Concerns that contracting rules affecting healthcare providers that service Tricare beneficiaries could extend to retail pharmacies has prompted the country’s largest chain pharmacy lobby to file a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit over the regulations.

January 26, 2011

The American Diabetes Association on Tuesday released its year-in-review for 2010 regarding progress being made in the diabetes field.

January 26, 2011

Helping on-the-go members stay updated with its latest efforts, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores has launched a mobile website.

January 25, 2011

Maneuvering to set forth a firm policy position in advance of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores again urged Congress Tuesday to “look to pharmacy as a solution in improving patient health and curbing healthcare costs.”

January 24, 2011

Shortly after the Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma joined a group representing the nation's independent community pharmacies and their patients, another organization also has signed up.

January 21, 2011

Supermarket giant Royal Ahold, which operates under five banners in the United States, reported that U.S. customers' continued focus on value drove its sales.

January 21, 2011

Delhaize Group on Thursday said that while its U.S. revenues dropped 1% to $18.8 billion, the retail conglomerate hopes to keep its business afloat by going forward with its New Game Plan.

January 18, 2011

A total of 58 pharmacy school students from 39 colleges and schools of pharmacy have been awarded scholarships by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation, the group announced Tuesday.

January 18, 2011

A group representing the drug retailing industry submitted a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., regarding "issues [that] are of the utmost importance" to its members.

January 18, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association has expanded its membership.

January 14, 2011

A group representing the nation's food retailers and wholesalers announced the retirement of its VP state government relations.

January 13, 2011

The American Diabetes Association is honoring Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, for demonstrating leadership and commitment in stopping diabetes.

January 13, 2011

NCPA has created a new advisory board to help the organization’s push to expand long-term care pharmacy programming for its members.

January 12, 2011

The independent pharmacy lobby has issued a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., with insight on how certain current or proposed federal regulations can burden pharmacies and their patients.

January 12, 2011

A program developed by the National Community Pharmacists Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators seeks to educate pharmacists on how to help teach patients to better manage their diabetes.

January 11, 2011

The nation’s top independent pharmacy group is hailing a recent decision by a major corporation to maintain freedom of choice of where its employees fill their maintenance prescription medicines.

January 5, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Congress handed community pharmacies a Christmas present in December, voting to exempt them from burdensome accounting requirements imposed by the Federal Trade Commission.


January 5, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It’s a 53-store collection of independents that serves as a model of neighborhood pharmacy to the nation’s lawmakers. That’s in part thanks to the number of Care pharmacies operating in the nation’s capital and in part due to the franchisee-owned group’s proximity to the headquarters of the National Community Pharmacist Association, which is located across the hall.


“[That proximity] really is an opportunity for us to represent independent pharmacy,” said Michael Wysong, Care CEO.